Health Tip: What You Can Learn From Genetic Testing

(HealthDay News) — Genetic testing
is a laboratory analysis of the DNA instructions that you inherit from your mother and father.

According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, here’s what you can learn from genetic testing:

  • Information that can help diagnose diseases — including those that may not yet be active.
  • Gene changes that are responsible for an already diagnosed disease.
  • The severity of a disease.
  • Guidance for doctors to help them decide on the best treatment for your disease or condition.
  • Gene changes that could be or have been passed on to your children.